An avid performer of new music, soprano Nicole Pantos collaborates regularly with composers to perform chamber and recital programs. Formally trained as a concert pianist, harpist, and flutist, Ms. Pantos brings instrumental sensibility to chamber performance. She has appeared in concert in Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and in all time zones of the continental US. Her voice has been heard in a variety of venues: by millions at the Christmas Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center, the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, on WQXR, to the grand Nikolaikirche in Wismar, Germany. She recently performed a recital of new music, premiering Joyce Hope Suskind’s "Meditations on War and Peace," in the 2008 Women’s Work series presented by Greenwich House.
Other recent solo engagements include Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Flemington Chancel Choir, a new music recital at the Nicholas Roerich Museum featuring the world premiere of the song cycle "Reflections on Motherhood" by Sarah Dawson, and the world premiere of the new opera Veil of Forgetfulness by Susan Stoderl. Ms. Pantos has performed the operatic roles of Zerlina, Musetta, Mimi, Gretel, Pamina, and Manon (Massenet). She holds degrees from Princeton University and Manhattan School of Music.
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